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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., 1ST SESS.-CHS. 790, 791-OCT. 29, 31, 1949 MERCER COUNTY Township Range Section Description Acres 146N--- 88 W -- 4 Lots1&2---- --- ------------

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40.00 MOUNTRAIL COUNTY 15N 93 W ---- 17 NEjRNWYj--- - ---------------------------------- 40.00 rand total----------------------------------2,881.33 Together with all rights in coal reserved to the Tribes in patents issued for other lands within the Garrison Reservoir. Approved October 29, 1949. [CHAPTER 791] AN ACT Authorizing an appropriation for the construction, extension, and improvement of a county hospital at Albuquerque, New Mexico, to provide facilities for the treatment of Indians. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treas- ury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $1,500,000 for the purpose of cooperating with the county of Bernalillo, State of New Mexico, in the construction of a general hospital at Albuquerque, New Mexico, on land conveyed or to be conveyed to said county by the United States, which will provide and make available when required not less than one hundred beds for Indians. The expenditure of any moneys authorized to be appropriated hereunder shall be subject to the con- dition that the proper authorities of Bernalillo County, State of New Mexico, promptly take the necessary steps under the laws of said State to provide such additional funds as may be required to complete the construction of such hospital, including the provision of regulation equipment in such hospita. Proof of compliance with such condi- tion shall be submitted to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs who may enter into such contract or contracts with said authorities relating to such hospital as shall be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act. (b) Actual work on such hospital shall proceed under the direction of the officials of the county of Bernalillo, State of New Mexico, and payment for such work in place shall be made monthly on vouchers properly certified by said officials to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, whose determination and approval of the proper amount chargeable to any appropriation authorized hereunder shall be final and sufficient for payment thereof: Provided, That such hospital shall be constructed, operated, and maintained by the county of Bernalillo, State of New Mexico, or its successor operator, in accordance with standards acceptable to the State of New Mexico and shall be avail- able to all Indians: Provided further, That the Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall reimburse the county of Bernalillo, or any suc- cessor operator of such hospital, for the care and treatment of Indians eligible under the regulations of the Secretary of the Interior for hos- pital and medical services who may be admitted to or treated in said hospital under the provisions of the Act of April 16, 1934, as amended (U. S . C., title 25, secs. 452-454), at rates not in excess of the average annual per diem cost of operation and maintenance for the entire hospital, but in no event shall the amount of such payment by the 1049 October 31, 1949 [S. 2404 [Public Law 438] Hospital Albn- querque, N. Mex. Appropriation an- thorized. Provision of addi- tional funds by County. Proofof compliance. Direction and pay- ment of actual work. Construction, oper- ation, etc. Reimbursement for care and treatment of Indian. 48 Stat. 596. Limitation.